Awards & Recognition

Twenty-Two Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Ranked as Chambers' Leading Lawyers; Up From 18 Last Year, 2007

June 18, 2007

In 2007, Sheppard Mullin received top rankings from Chambers USA, including a national ranking for the firm's Government Contracts practice and a number one ranking in California and New York for the firm's Media and Entertainment practice. Other practice groups ranked were Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital, Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor and Employment and Real Estate. In addition, twenty-one partners were ranked, including John Chierichella at the national level for Government Contracts; partners Neil Smith and Robert Thompson received the number one ranking in California for IP and real estate, respectively. The complete list of attorneys recognized by Chambers is as follows:

Neil A Smith in Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - California
Robert Thompson in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California
John W Chierichella in Government: Government Contracts - National
Guylyn Cummins in Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
Robert A Darwell in Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California
Kevin W Goering in Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - New York
David M Madway in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California
Jack H Rubens in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California
David H Sands in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital - California
William M Scott IV in Banking & Finance - California
Michael Ahrens in Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California
John Berchild in Banking & Finance - California
Lawrence M Braun in Corporate/M&A: Southern California - California
James Chadwick in Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
Gary L Halling in Antitrust - California
Thomas Glen Leo in Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California
Louis M Meisinger in Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
Benjamin R Mulcahy in Media & Entertainment: Advertising (Transactional) -New York
Brian J Pass in IT & IT Outsourcing - California
Carlton A Varner in Antitrust - California
Richard Simmons in Labor & Employment - California
Randy Visser in Environment - California